STATEWIDE — The Maine State Police, along with other law enforcement agencies across the state, are urging drivers to lock car doors after seeing a spike in burglaries in the past month.
Officials said a majority of car thefts occur overnight as burglars target unlocked vehicles.
Lt. Michael Johnston of the Maine State Police said items including credit cards, cash and small electronics are usually stolen.
He stresses the importance of locking your vehicle so you don’t become a victim.
“Making sure you don’t keep valuables in your vehicle including money, firearms, and expensive electronic devices,” said Johnston.
“Don’t keep personal identifying information they can use to steal your identity. Keep that out of your vehicle. If you had to keep it in your vehicle, make sure it’s concealed and make sure your door is locked,” he said.
Johnston said the number of car burglaries is normally on the rise during the holiday season.
He said if you see any suspicious activity, contact your local law enforcement agency.